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The Daily Dispatch: February 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], The late affair in Hardy county--Fuller particulars of the capture of the Yankee wagon train. (search)
rticulars of the capture of the Yankee wagon train. We have already noticed the capture of a Yankee wagon train by Gen. Rosser's command. This capture was effected on Saturday week at Williamsport, Hardy county, which is on the turnpike betweenceived at the War Department on Saturday. Orange C. H., Feb. 6, 1864. To Gen. S. Cooper. On the 30th ult, Gen. Rosser captured a train of ninety three wagons, loaded with commissary, stores and forage, on the way from New Creek to Peterf the advance upon Petersburg having been received, the garrison evacuated it during the night. On the 2d instant Gen. Rosser destroyed the bridges over Patterson's Creek and north branch of the Potomac and canal, and captured forty prisoners. Two hundred and seventy prisoners, fifty wagons and teams, twelve hundred cattle, and five hundred sheep, have been brought off. Gen. Rosser has shown great energy and skill, and his command deserves great credit. (Signed) R. E. Lee.
The Daily Dispatch: February 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], Another movement of the enemy from the Peninsula. (search)
lry fighting — capture of Brigadier General Scammon. The following telegrams tell the Yankee side of the history of Gen. Early's operations against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. There were great apprehensions at one time of an attack on Martinsburg: Cumberland, Md, Feb. 3. --Noon — The guard of one company of infantry, posted at Patterson Creek bridge, eight miles east of Cumberland, was attacked at half past 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon by five hundred rebel cavalry, under Col. Rosser, and, after a spirited resistance, in which two of our men were killed and ten wounded, the greater part of the company were captured. This accomplished, the rebels set fire to the bridge, and leaving it to destruction, started off with their prisoners in the direction of Romney.--The employees of the railroad succeeded in staying the fire, and saved the bridge with only slight damage to it. Gen. Averill, with his command, who had been sent out from Martinsburg by Gen. Kelley th